School is back in full swing here, and with it comes the change of schedules, additional responsibilities, need for greater organization skills and...oh yes: The reminder that nagging children doesn't work.
Every year I read a very similar article that explains how nagging your child is perhaps the least effective way to communicate. Instead of nagging, parents should get their child's complete attention, state what they want, have the child re-communicate that need and then leave the child to it. Of course, the parent should always enact some sort of consequence if the wish is not carried out.
Here are all my problems with this advice:
Having said all that, I know I am just complaining because I forget to use this good advice and when I am stressed or pressed for time, I know I'll start nagging again.
Oh well. I am ready to try again this year.
How much of your day do you spend nagging? Tell me in the comments.